Sauvages de la Mer Pacifique
In revolutionary year XIII (September 1804 – September 1805) the French entrepreneur Joseph Dufour produced … the largest panoramic wallpaper of its time, depicting a fantasy of coloured landscapes featuring the people, events and places encountered during the exploration of the Pacific.
10 panels of Les Sauvages de la Mer Pacifique. © Wikimedia CommonsDetails of many of the panels of Les Sauvages de Ia Mer Pacifique—it was over 10 metres in length—can be found on Wikimedia Commons. Explanations/descriptions of each panel can also be found on Wikipedia.In the next step, we’ll look at this colonial artwork through a postcolonial lens.
A question or portrayalHow are Indigenous peoples of the South Pacific portrayed in Les Sauvages de la Mer Pacifique?
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